airberlin: Capacity reduction improves capacity utilization rate
For the first eleven months of 2011, airberlin transported 2.1 percent more passengers than in the corresponding period of the previous year.
In total, 33,280,624 passengers travelled with Germany's second-largest airline (2010: 32,603,590 passengers). Fleet capacity utilization for the first eleven months of the year improved by 1.9 percentage points to 78.4 percent (2010: 76.5 percent), whereas accumulated capacity decreased by 0.5 percent.
In November 2011, a total of 2,259,301 passengers travelled on airberlin's flight route network, i.e. 9.9 percent fewer passengers than in the corresponding month of the previous year (11/2010: 2,508,821 passengers). At the same time, the company reduced capacity by 9.1 percent. In monthly comparison, fleet capacity utilization decreased from 74.9 percent to 74.2 percent (- 0.7 percentage points).